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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

SAIB's new generation Mathera surface: totally recycled, totally recyclable
Mathera is a totally recycled and totally recyclable new generation surface, born from the innovation and research process of SAIB in the name of design and sustainability. The innovative project, signed by Diego Grandi, is inspired by the world of stone materials, interpreting them in a new way.

Mathera is made up of a thin layer of wood, stone and quartz dust, amalgamated with resinous binders, and associated with a panel produced using only end-of-life wood.


A new type of panel

The starting point is always the recovery of the wood at the end of its life: reduced into particles, recomposed through binders and additives, and then pressed at high temperatures, it becomes a recycled and recyclable support for the new product that stands out for the particular surface finish, made from the drafting of powders deriving from the processing of quartz and other stone materials that make the product extremely performing.

Mathera therefore inaugurates a new type of technologically advanced panel, which marks an evolution compared to traditional materials thanks to its significantly lower weight, capable of significantly simplifying transport and installation operations. Thanks to the stone and quartz powders used with very thin thicknesses (4 microns or 4 thousandths of a millimeter) Mathera combines unprecedented visual and material effects with high resistance to impact, scratching and rubbing.


Three different textures and ten colors

Mathera is available in three different textures Gipso, Selce and Areia and in ten colors. Gipso, soft and silky to the touch, interprets the soft and malleable texture of plaster and provides a palette of four soft and mellow colors.

Selce, inspired by the world of split stones, reworks the typical slate ripples in three different shades of gray. With a more uniform and compact texture, Areia reinterprets the bush hammering techniques used on sandstone in three shades and is characterized by the inclusion of contrasting mineral grains.


Versatile, ecological and sustainable

Extremely versatile, Mathera is a valid design tool for furniture and interior design; many of its applications such as worktops, tables, kitchen furniture, boiserie and doors.

Solid and compact, it is ecological and sustainable: the stone and quartz are in fact brought back to life through a recovery and regeneration process on which all SAIB production is based, in line with the values ​​of the circular economy. In fact, Mathera can in turn be 100% recycled.

Mathera by SAIB will be presented at Architect@work Milan.


SapienStone 4D ceramic slabs for technologically advanced surfaces

An important technological innovation from which furnishing solutions with aesthetic, functional and emotional contents take shape
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Mineral materials
Publication date: 22/02/2023

Antibacterial slabs for Marazzi kitchen tops presented at Milan Design Week 2022

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial technology, applied for the first time to large stoneware slabs
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 07/07/2022

Ultra-compact surfaces: Cosentino presents the new

Four series of colours with their own personality in terms of design and innovation
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 23/03/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

Large format slabs of Infinity to create worktops, kitchen tops and furniture

An innovative technology to obtain slabs that recreate the effect of natural marble
Category: Mineral materials
Publication date: 24/02/2020

Harmonize binding formaldehyde parameters in panels

The EPF General Assembly wants to standardise the rules in all EU countries
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/08/2019

The Resysta panel: versatile and sustainable based on 100% recyclable rice husk

The multifunction panels are distributed exclusively for Italy by the Bonomi Pattini Group
Category: Panels, veneers and semi-finished products
Publication date: 16/01/2019
Company: Bonomi Pattini Giuseppe e Figli S.p.A.

The new Cleaf finishes: evocative tactile and visual sensations

The surfaces collection for furniture and interior design was presented
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Ostermann: not just edges, but also a selected range of surfaces

Three trendy surfaces that are easy to work with and versatile in their applications
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 28/09/2018
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

DMATT: the new finishes for Domus Line luminaires

The dark matt finishes enrich the colour palette of Domus Line
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 27/04/2018
Company: Domus Line S.r.l.